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Canwest/Ipsos poll puts Harper far ahead

A poll reported on Monday evening suggests the Conservative Party of Canada is well ahead of the Liberals, while the New Democrats have fallen well behind.

The Ipsos Reid poll, commissioned by Canwest News Service and Global National and published by the Vancouver Sun, indicates that Stephen Harper's Conservatives enjoy the support of 39 percent of committed voters.

The poll gives the Liberals 30 percent, up two points over an August 21 poll. The NDP is at 12 percent, down 2 points, as are the Greens at 8 percent.

The Bloc Quebecois has 9 percent of the vote, while 7 percent are undecided.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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